Jamaica isn’t just for adults. Families with children will find a wealth of fun things to do, in fact, there are many fantastic all-inclusive resorts that offer kids’ clubs, teens’ clubs and a host of activities for both young ones and the adults. For the best of the best, consider booking one of these.
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ClubHotel Riu Negril (Prices & Photos)
ClubHotel Riu Negril is a beautiful all-inclusive beachfront resort that is a great pick for families on a budget. It offers a wide variety of entertainment programs for the kids as well as the adults. Enjoy water sports like windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling and diving, or take advantage of three huge pools surrounded by umbrella-shaded loungers. When you’re in need of pampering, head to the Renova Spa. There are multiple dining options, from Italian and Asian fare to a beach bar with authentic Jamaican BBQ and a steakhouse. Rooms come with complimentary minibars and even liquor dispensers that are regularly restocked.
Beaches Negril Resort & Spa (Prices & Photos)
Beaches is one of Jamaica’s most popular names when it comes to an all-inclusive family vacation. Beaches Negril Resort & Spa sits right on Seven Mile Beach and offers a wide range of activities and entertainment for all. There are three pools and a water park as well as a supervised kids’ camp for all ages. Teens can enjoy their own teen-only game room too. Enjoy nine specialty restaurants with everything from sushi to Caribbean fare and 13 bars serving Mondavi wine and premium liquor, a spa, sauna and fitness center. The beautiful rooms come with minibars and iPod docks – some even include a furnished terrace with ocean views and butler service.
Franklyn D. Resort (Prices & Photos)
Franklyn D. Resort truly offers the all-inclusive experience, including a supervised kids’ club offering fun activities to keep everyone happy, from snorkeling sessions and swimming to beach picnics, cooking lessons, soccer, and arts and crafts. Teens and adults can take part in dance classes, talent shows and kayak races while the whole family can enjoy bicycle rides and boat excursions together too. There are four onsite restaurants, nightly entertainment, a spa and fitness center while accommodation options make it easy to stretch out with one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites to choose from.
Half Moon, Montego Bay (Prices & Photos)
Known for its understated luxury, Half Moon has attracted everyone from Queen Elizabeth to 50 Cent. It sits on two miles of beautiful beach and offers a practically endless list of activities that make it a stand out on this island, including swimming with dolphins, kayaking, windsurfing, golfing, and horseback riding on the sand. There are fun-filled activities for kids of all ages too. Enjoy relaxing spa treatments and dining at three restaurants, including two that offer sea views. Accommodation options include elegantly appointed rooms, suites and cottages as well as four-, five-, six- and even seven-bedroom villas. All have private terraces or balconies, and many come with Caribbean views.
Iberostar Rose Hall, Montego Bay (Prices & Photos)
Iberostar Rose Hall boasts an idyllic location on north beach in Montego Bay. A five-star resort, it offers something for every member of the family, including a water park with a lazy river, family-friendly pools and a huge infinity-edge pool with sea views and a swim-up bar. Star Camp offers organized games for kids four through 12, and the adults can enjoy dance lessons, a casino, billiards and live entertainment. There’s a large spa with a juice bar, hydrotherapy pool, Pilates studio and beauty salon as well as four bars and four restaurants providing a variety of dining options. Book a Junior Suite to get a balcony with either a garden or ocean view.
Azul Sensatori Jamaica (Prices & Photos)
Located on Negril’s Seven Mile Beach, Azul Sensatori is one of the best resorts in Jamaica. It offers a fantastic location and outstanding ocean view rooms, many of which come with private swim-up terraces. Families appreciate the many amenities for younger ones, including amenities for babies, a kids’ club and a club for teens. Guests can take dance, yoga and aqua aerobics classes as well as rent boogie boards, canoes and kayaks to get out on the crystal-clear blue waters. There are four swimming pools and two swim-up bars along with six restaurants, a cafe and a late-night lounge.
Moon Palace, Ochos Rios (Prices & Photos)
Moon Palace is a great all-inclusive resort for families with clubs for kids and teens, complimentary non-motorized waters sports, 24-hour room service, and much more. It sits on a private beach a short walk from downtown Ochos Rios and hosts beach-inspired rooms that include balconies with sea views. Kids will love the outdoor water park, Xbox and Wii gaming areas, while adults will appreciate the nightlife options and the spa, the largest on the island. There are four swimming pools, a surf machine, multiple bars and four restaurants too. All rooms open up to private furnished balconies with sea views, with the views getting increasingly impressive the higher they are. Family Deluxe Rooms are made up of two adjoining rooms and come with fun extras for the kids like plastic sand buckets and spades as well as mini-bathrobes.
Beaches Ocho Rios (Prices & Photos)
Beaches pop up again as one of the best names in family-friendly all-inclusive options. Beaches Ocho Rios faces a large private beach with shaded sun loungers, while the sheltered lagoon offers a variety of activities on the water like paddle boarding, kayaking and even diving, all free of charge. There’s a massive water park with water slides, a lazy river, water cannons and whirlpools along with family-friendly pools, including a swim-up soda bar. Young children can join in supervised activities with their favorite Sesame Street characters, while teens can play the latest video games in the Xbox Garage. Golfing enthusiasts can even take advantage of unlimited access and free transfers to the links at Sandals Golf & Country Club. There are multiple dining options from international buffets to restaurants serving classic Italian cuisine and Caribbean fare.